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Dec 1, 2013 11:40pm EST
published this week. president obama dropped into the washington dc bookstore saturday with his daughters malia and sasha to do some holiday shopping. when asked by a reporter what he thought he said he had a long list of books for readers five to 52. press reports say purchases included the kite runner and the heralbyharold and the purple crd the sports gene. earlier in the day president obama said something about the importance of supporting small businesses. saturday after thanksgiving has become known as small-business saturday. >> we haven't shopped here in a while. >> [inaudible] >> what did you buy? >> it is a long list, but some outstanding books i got a book for every age group from the five to 52. all sat? >> you are all set. thank you so much. >> okay. have a great holiday. [applause] [cheering] now joining us on booktv is kevin peraino, the author of lincoln in the world of the making of a statesman and the don of american power. mr. kevin peraino, what is the catch that you are taking with abraham lincoln? >> books about abraham lincoln but the policy is never treated as thou
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 2:30pm EST
the majority from the prosperity enjoyed by those happy few." just last week, president obama echoed those concerns in an address on income and equality. he spoke at the center for american progress, and he noted that more than half of all americans at some point in their lives will experience poverty. the week before thanksgiving, a wal-mart in ohio was running a food drive to help the hungry have a happy thanksgiving. that kind of generosity and empathy is commendable. what was noteworthy, though, is that the food drive was specifically to support their associates, their own employees. it reminded me of an effort by mcdonald's launched earlier this year to help their employees create a budget. according to that budget, the only way to make ends meet for someone making the minimum wage and working 40 hours at mcdonald's was to take a second job. "washington post"'s wonk bloggage i the chart and found a worker making the minimum wage would have to work 75 hours a week to have the after-tax income that this company thought was basic to a family budget, 75 hours a week. low wages aren't a pr
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 3:55pm EST
of african descent. porter began at least as african as barack obama but for the three weeks she was part of the all white jury? this is how the media works. put the case was coming to trial and what made it interesting. where the whole industry got behind the media the president the attorney general sending in the in the sand to a trial in a place he could not get a fair trial. with the research i have done i am used to exposing something than the media kicks the can down the road just one quick example i did a book 10 years ago in this story broke the news documentary out with six whistle-blowers yes we did cover it up so i felt vindicated i knew the major media would not follow up i was asked to be on and cnn to talk about it. only five or six minutes they have on another guy who produced about this documentary and they said i have one minute left the host says why is it a cover-up? i said let me just take one of the questions. why the cover-up? in 1996 a reelection in your of clinton and benghazi will but all he wanted to do just like barack obama is due kickback and hope for the vast
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 6:00pm EST
surrounded by his wife and family. columbian president was in washington this week for talks with president obama. on tuesday, he spoke at the national press club about his country's free trade agreement with the u.s., the war on drugs, and peace talks with columbian rebels. this is an hour. >>> good afternoon. welcome to the national press club. my name is angela keane. i'm a reporter for "bloomberg news" and the 106th president of the national press club. we are the world's leading professional organization for journalists committed to our profession's future through our programming with the event such as this, while fostering a free press worldwide. for more information about the national press club, please visit our website at www.press.org. to donate to programs offered to the public through the national press club journalism institute. on behalf of our members worldwide, i would like to welcome our speaker and those in the audience today. if you hear applause, i note that members of the general public are also attending. so it's not necessarily evidence of a lack of journalistic objec
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 4:00pm EST
. >> caller: hi. my thought last week and two weeks ago president obama kept repeating things like you can keep your doctor and the whole scenario of all that. he kept repeating over and over and over. and i had thought had i always thought of him as the president of the united states. but it occurred to me when he kept saying that. it was almost like someone hiptized it occurred it came to me thought. the whole group that got in to the white house may be using him as the mouthpiece for the whole group. anever would have got ton the white house as someone articulate as president obama. and he is. >> host: who is the whole group? >> caller: i'm talking about a group of progressives that wanted in to the white house and they wanted to be in it regardless of whether they can get elected or not. but president obama seemed like a good candidate to be their mouthpiece. it's kind of what he's acting like. because nobody ask get fired because they are in charge. and he isn't. >> host: okay. >> caller: it occurred to me
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 12:00pm EST
. a senior administration official in the current obama administration told us last week, he said i've been incredibly impressed by the judgment and care that you would expect from a great news organization. and, finally, a senior whitehall official at the heart of these stories on september 9, i have not seen anything you have published to date which is risked lives. so there are different views about this and i listened with respect to the give you have given, but i don't -- >> but you disagree with an? >> it's not that i disagree. it's impossible to assess because no one is give me specific evidence. >> the real criticism is that the information you contains the names of individual sector the officers and this has been sent around the world, sometimes pay for by "the guardian," and these names are of our security officers, people who were there to protect our country. that's what you damaged the country, because others who don't have security clearance have been able to read these names, know who they are, possibly know where they live. that is the damage that they allege you have done.
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 10:00pm EST
at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. >> the white house has president obama and the first lady will go to south africa next week to pay their respects to the memory of the late nelson mandela. also on friday, former secretary of state hillary clinton talked about the former south african president's legacy. here is some of what she said. >> we meet on that day after the loss of a giant among us, someone who, by the power of his example, demonstrated that unequivocally how each of us can choose how we will respond to those in justice's and grievances, those sorrows and tragedy's that afflict all of humankind. nelson mandela will be remembered for many things. he will be, certainly, remembered, for no way he led his dignity, as extraordinary understanding , not just tough how to bring democracy and freedom to his beloved south africa, but how important it was that he first brought freedom to himself. as i spent time with him starting in 1992 and tell them just in the last year-and-a-half , i was always struck by the extraordinary depth of his self knowledge, of his awareness about how ha
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 2:40pm EST
. and for the last half decade, this week is the fifth anniversary of the winning of the president i by barack obama -- presidency by barack obama. barack obama and the rise of a new kind, a new, more ambitious and i might even say radical kind of american liberalism. regarding the '80s, i think the one column that sort of captures it the best is the one in which bill clinton says during his presidency when we look back on that era -- he meant the cold war era -- and and we long for a, i made a crack the other day. i said, gosh, i miss the cold war. it was a joke. i mean, i didn't want really miss it, but you get the joke. and the point was that we had this myth created after conservativism in the decade over the '80s, utterly destroyed and undid what was left of the soviet empire of commune ill. this myth -- communism. this myth that there was a great national consensus on how to confront the soviets. now, there was in the '50s and the '60s, but it dissolved after the vietnam era. and there was a great division in the country. and the '80s were distinguished by the fact that there was a total break
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 10:30am EST
, therefore, the thoughts that went from south africa to glasgow last week in this time e very much being reflected and returned with great generosity and goodwill this week. mandela was in so many ways simply the best, but when president obama said we shall not see his like again, i guess he was right on one level. but when you look at what he did, the fact that his words and his deeds moved mountains, actually, let's hope we do see his like again. and let's hope we see them in some parts of the world like the middle east or in the vicinity of the koreas or elsewhere where we're crying out for a quality of politician that can move mountains and move minds the way that he did. he does remind us that our -- [inaudible] isn't as bad and needn't be with as awful as often depicted, and he gives us something better to work for in ourselves. >> here, here. >> mr. frank dobson. >> mr. speaker, it's a great honor to take part in this tribute to nelson mandela. almost, as far as i'm concerned, a good a moment as the magic moment when i sat with my wife in westminster hall when he addressed both ho
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 10:00pm EST
] last week you may have seen "politico" bro wrote a much-discussed story on secretary of education pointing out how challenges it is for states to implement so much of the agenda the obama administration has supported. charter school expansion, school turn arounds. teacher evaluation, so many of the notes you hit upon. curious are there particular point of the challenge that have been surprising or more severe? >> i think that there is a reality, by the way, in one of your article in september you actually drew some of the same conclusions as i remember. it's hard. t hard for a state like connecticut that have taken a backseat on school reform for a long period of time. jux pox between massachusetts and connecticut leaders in education for a long period of time. massachusetts had been at school reform for about 12 years before we got involved. the graduation rate went up by 4.8% at the time when ours went down. we have actually turned it around already on the graduation rate side. they implemented a lot of things that we're trying to implement now. which means when it comes to doin
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